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The Terracotta Warriors: Exploring the Most Intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History

EDWARD BURMAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what remains hidden, and the fascinating theories that surround its creation.Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor,...
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Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation

Robert W. Fieseler · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Shelf AwarenessAn essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge...
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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

Pietro Bartolo · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The internationally best-selling personal story of "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN) .Situated more than one hundred miles off Italy's southern coast, the rocky island of Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call...
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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition: Honey Production, Pollination, Health

Malcolm T Sanford · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information...
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The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

Martin Doyle · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An Amazon Best Book of the YearHow rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today.America has more than 250,000 rivers, coursing over more than 3 million miles, connecting the disparate regions of the United States. On a map they...
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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MARYANNE WOLF · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.A decade ago, Maryanne...
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Pre-Calculus For Dummies

YANG KUANG · For Dummies
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Get ahead in pre-calculus Pre-calculus courses have become increasingly popular with 35 percent of students in the U.S. taking the course in middle or high school. Often, completion of such a course is a prerequisite for calculus and other upper level mathematics courses. Pre-Calculus For Dummies...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden...
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Linux All-In-One For Dummies

EMMETT DULANEY · For Dummies
Pages: 816
Format: Paperback

8 mini books chock full of Linux! Inside, over 800 pages of Linux topics are organized into eight task-oriented mini books that help you understand all aspects of the latest OS distributions of the most popular open-source operating system in use today. Topics include getting up and running...
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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Brian Keating · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology's biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize.What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that...
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